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Shoulder Exercise: Wall-Climbing to the Front

Shoulder exercise: Wall-climbing to the front

During this stretching exercise, be careful not to arch your back.

  • Face a wall, standing so your fingers can just touch it.
  • Keeping your shoulder down (don't shrug up toward your ear), walk the fingers of your injured arm up the wall as high as pain permits.
  • Hold that position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Slowly walk your fingers back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat at least 2 to 4 times, trying to reach higher each time.
By Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD
Last Revised October 7, 2013

Last Revised: October 7, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD

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